Category: Considerations for LGBT people

Interview: Finding Your Retirement Utopia – Does It Exist?

I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Mark Goldstein, who runs the popular Facebook group, website, and podcast, Where Do Gays Retire. In our wide-ranging conversation, we talk about all the things you should consider when searching for your perfect place to retire. Click here to enjoy the podcast!

Retirement Communities for LGBT Seniors

Many Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) elders report serious concerns about aging and retirement, according to the nonprofit group Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE). For years, LGBT retirees have suffered indignities during their final years. For example, same-sex partners have been denied the opportunity to share the same room, staff members who personally…
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The Best Cities for LGBTQ Retirees

[This excerpt from my book The Quest for Retirement Utopia: How to Find the Retirement Spot That’s Right for You, first appeared on While this excerpt focuses on LGBTQ concerns, the book is written for everyone who is considering moving after they retire.] When it comes to choosing a place to live during retirement,…
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Senior Housing Needs to Increase its Diversity Competency

[ Last year, I was honored to be named one of Next Avenue’s 2017 Influencers in Aging. Subsequently, I was invited to write an article for that website about the one thing I would like to change about aging in America. This is the article I wrote in response to that question. Reprinted with permission…
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5 LGBT-Friendly Small Town Retirement Destinations

Most lists of top retirement destinations focus on medium to large cities. For LGBT baby boomers, as well as many others who prefer places with diverse populations with thriving arts and culture scenes, larger cities usually have the most to offer. Larger cities also provide more options for medical care and senior support services. But if…
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10 Great US Cities for LGBT Retirees

When it comes to selecting a highly desirable retirement destination, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people have a few additional criteria to consider than do most Americans. In addition to considerations such as low cost of living and low taxes, LGBT people tend to value cities with strong LGBT communities, higher levels of acceptance…
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Retirement is Fabulous at the US’s Classiest LGBT Retirement Home

You know it’s out there somewhere – the perfect place to retire. A place that’s comfortable, classy, rich with amenities, and located in a beautiful area with perfect weather and scenic views. Could such a place actually exist? Or is there always going to be someplace else where the grass is greener? Of course, no place is perfect. And…
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LGBT Retirement Communities – Unrealized Potential vs. Unclear Demand

[Editor’s Note: An article which lists LGBT retirement communities and apartments appears here.] You are probably aware that the baby boomer generation (those born between 1946 and 1964) is now reaching the ages of 50-68, which means that we’re entering an era in which a lot of people are and will be retiring. According to Serena…
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